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Southport 0-4 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham's Billy Waters
Billy Waters scored two goals before half-time in Cheltenham's convincing win

National League leaders Cheltenham brushed Southport aside with a convincing victory at Haig Avenue.

Gary Johnson's side were three goals to the good by half-time thanks to Harry Pell and a brace from Billy Waters.

Pell's free-kick went in from 25 yards before Waters beat a number of players to double the lead soon after.

His second goal came from a corner before Daniel Parslow rounded off the scoring after the break when he got on the end of Jack Munn's dangerous cross.

Despite the win, Cheltenham remain only one point clear at the top of the table, with Gloucestershire rivals Forest Green victorious at home against Dover.

Cheltenham Town boss Gary Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"You've got to be happy with 4-0 away from home and we've done our job.

"What we didn't want to do was give them a goal through our poor play.

"It sets up next weekend (against Forest Green) lovely. It'll take a lot of concentration, good play and energy.

"We can't let the other teams catch us through us not performing."

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-5-1

  • 25Crocombe
  • 8WrightBooked at 27mins
  • 12Blakeman
  • 14JoyceBooked at 81mins
  • 6Foster
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 71mins
  • 4Nolan
  • 9StocktonBooked at 39minsSubstituted forBishopat 75'minutes
  • 17AlmondSubstituted forRyanat 75'minutes
  • 11JonesSubstituted forRutherfordat 60'minutes
  • 22Phenix

Substitutes

  • 10Bishop
  • 16Rutherford
  • 18Jones
  • 19Viscosi
  • 24Ryan

Cheltenham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1PhillipsBooked at 26mins
  • 24DickieBooked at 19mins
  • 3McLennan
  • 11MunnsSubstituted forJenningsat 61'minutes
  • 6Parslow
  • 5DownesSubstituted forDaytonat 58'minutesSubstituted forRoweat 74'minutes
  • 2Barthram
  • 4Storer
  • 7Pell
  • 8Waters
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 14Hall
  • 18Rowe
  • 25Lovett
  • 27Dayton
  • 29Jennings
Referee:
Wayne Barratt
Attendance:
947

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, Cheltenham Town 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, Cheltenham Town 4.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Cheltenham Town. Daniel Wright tries a through ball, but Daniel Wright is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  5. Post update

    Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by James Rowe.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Joyce (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Booking

    Charlie Joyce (Southport) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Josh Thompson (Southport).

  14. Post update

    Ryan Jennings (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town).

  16. Post update

    Max Crocombe (Southport) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    Michael Phenix (Southport) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Southport. Jack Ryan replaces Louis Almond.

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